The Voice of Maturity
Sing Handel Mozart Sing
Fri & Sat 8PM
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Rinaldo: Sibillar gli angui d’Aletto
Siroe, Re di Persia: Gelido in ogni vena
Tamerlano: Nel mondo e nell’abisso
Le Nozze di Figaro: Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò mentre io sospiro
Così dunque tradisci…Aspri rimorsi atroci
Symphony No.36 Linz
Forget the stories about a jealous rival poisoning him. Mozart was admired by his contemporaries and continues to be so by musicians and music lovers to this day. His genius is revealed here in a symphony which, despite being written in record time, bears the true stamp of greatness, and two fantastic arias for the operatic stage, which Mozart regarded as his ideal musical home.
And what of Mozart’s own musical heroes? Handel was his favourite, so what could be more appropriate than to hear some of Handel’s own great operatic arias for the bass voice.
“No praise is too high for Andrew Foster-Williams”, wrote The Independent
of our soloist who has made something of a speciality in singing the bass roles from Mozart and Handel, while fellow-Englishman Nicholas McGegan is admired around the world as one of today’s great interpreters of Baroque and Classical music.